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Family Action Centre (FAC)

The Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle is an innovative, dynamic and unique Centre that aims to strengthen family and community wellbeing.

At the Family Action Centre, practice and research go hand in hand. Ideas for new models or approaches come from the 'community'  floor – that is, from ongoing direct work with families and communities that generates understanding of issues of concern and creative ideas on what might be done.

Their research is undertaken to design, test, refine and then widely disseminate new approaches to working with families and communities. At the heart of this work is a belief in the strengths, gifts, capacities, ideas, interests, and resources of families and communities – a sense that innovation comes through the art of noticing and building on the rich personal, social, and physical assets that can be found in all individuals, families and communities.

The Family Action Centre is concerned with integrating direct service to strengthen families and communities with research, teaching and dissemination, with the ultimate aim of improving policy and practice in this field.



The Station
University of Newcastle
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308